LIVERPOOL 1 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | X. ALONSO 26'
LIVERPOOL 2 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | R. BABEL 45'
LIVERPOOL 3 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | F. TORRES 56'
LIVERPOOL 4 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | X. ALONSO 69'
LIVERPOOL 5 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | A. VORONIN 76'
LIVERPOOL 6 - 0 DERBY COUNTY | F. TORRES 77'
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Liverpool: Reina, Riise, Hyypia (captain), Agger, Arbeloa, Leto, Mascherano, Sissoko, Benayoun, Crouch, Kuyt. Subs - Alonso, Babel, Leiva, Torres, Pennant, Itandje
Toulouse: Douchez, Cetto, Cesar, Ilunga, Mathieu, Dieuze (captain), Fofana, Sirieix, Emana, Elmander, Gignac. Subs - Riou, Jonsson, Mansare, Sissoko, , Bergougnoux, Batlles
Referee: W Stark
Liverpoolfc.tv Man-of-the-Match: Yossi Benayoun
Breakdown19:08 GMT : Match Starts
1 min : Toulouse get the game underway after one of those special Anfield moments. A city as one as only this city can be. RIP Rhys.
3 mins : Yossi wins a free-kick on the edge of the box
3 mins : Riise sizing it up
3 mins : Makes the keeper work with a low drive but it lacked his normal potency
4 mins : A right spooner by their number 28 gives Reds throw in in dangerous position but it comes to nothing
5 mins : Lovely bit of skill from Leto cutting inside - I like the look of this fella
7 mins : Sammy Lee and Didi Hamann are among a whole host of former players at Anfield tonight - funny how they all come down on a CL night, when the club puts a spread on!
9 mins : Crouch dispossessed on the edge of their box. .tv match reporter Lee Brown has had a fiver on him getting the first in a 3-0 win. 25/1...not bad.
11 mins : Leto handballs. .tv did his first interview in English football a week or two ago - thoroughly nice guy
12 mins : Kuyt feeds the young Argentine who shoots wide from 25 yards
13 mins : Reds been a bit sloppy in possession so far
15 mins : Momo gets the ball on the edge of the box - Anfield shouts SHOOT. A mistake...
17 mins : Lovely play by Yossi...feeds Leto down the left. Corner
17 mins : Kuyt heads wide from the corner
17 mins : Another corner...it reaches Crouch - no power on the shot
17 mins : Momo, Leto and Yossi starting to force play
19 mins : GOAL! Peter Crouch: Crouch tucks home after brilliant cross from Kuyt. The move was started by Benayoun's battling.
23 mins : Crouch shoots wide from tight angle
23 mins : Lee Brown is getting excited now. He's set to win £130 if we get two more without reply
24 mins : Javier gets round of applause after unbelievable back-tracking.
25 mins : Of course it's Liverpool's birthday today. It's 800 years since King John issued a letters patent to create the borough of Liverpool.
25 mins : 800 years - nearly as old as David Fairclough
26 mins : Only joking Dave
27 mins : Gignac gets away from Agger but can't do anything with the shot
27 mins : Good tackle by Leto
28 mins : Riise makes his man look silly but his cross doesn't get through. Still, corner
29 mins : Yossi's corner is headed over by Crouch
31 mins : Minute by minute quiz: When was the last time neither Gerrard nor Carra played in a European game?
31 mins : Come on, it's easy that...
32 mins : No? Okay, it was November 1997 - 102 games ago...
33 mins : The impressive Yossi threads Dirk through...crafts a shooting position....just wide
35 mins : Good play from Kuyt on the edge of the box but his shot is just shy of the upper Annie Road
36 mins : Fine ball in ball Mr Reliable Alvaro Arbeloa - Crouch heads over
41 mins : Crouch falls over doing his best Ronaldo impression down the left - nice to see him having a go. Playing well
42 mins : Sublime skill by Yossi inside his own half
43 mins : Riise gets his head to a Toulouse cross...he needed too as well cos there was a Frenchman lurking
44 mins : Kuyt and Crouch link up but they're too laboured inside the Toulouse box
20:01 GMT : Half Time Reached
20:09 GMT : Second Half Begins
46 mins : Dirk and Peter kick off. The Kop boos Douchez for not acknowledging their applause
46 mins : Reds win a corner...Crouch is being man-handled. The ref gives them a free-kick - never
48 mins : Javier has so much energy...this time he wins us a corner
49 mins : GOAL! Sami Hyypia: An unmarked Sami Hyypia nods home a Yossi Benayoun corner from six yards to make it 2-0 on the night, 3-0 on aggregate
51 mins : Liverpool haven't won both legs of a CL third round qualifier since FC Haka in 2001-02
53 mins : Dieuze concedes a corner
54 mins : Substitution: Bryan Bergougnoux for Andre-Pierre Gignac:
54 mins : Nothing from it
55 mins : Another corner...Reds totally dominate right now
55 mins : Leto swings one in...Agger nods it back but Crouch can't get enough on it
58 mins : The Kop is singing 'Luis Garcia, he drinks sangria...'
60 mins : Don't know about you, but I want to see a bit of Lucas action
61 mins : Leto miscontrols down the left
62 mins : Tonight's attendance: 43,118
63 mins : Lovely ball from Momo to Alvaro on the right...his cross is cleared
65 mins : Looks like our ball's gonna be in Monaco on Thursday
66 mins : Rafa is taling to Lucas - nice one boss
67 mins : Alvaro lays it back to JM - his shot is well over
68 mins : Substitution: Lucas Leiva for Momo Sissoko: Lucas makes his competitive Reds debut
68 mins : Momo gets warm round of applause from Anfield
71 mins : Hamann's off...
72 mins : Sloppy pass by Riise but it gets to Lucas anyway. Nice throughball by the Brazilian to Crocuh...crosses for Dirk...he can't get enough power on the header
73 mins : Babel about to come on
74 mins : Dirk hits the bar...Lee Browns nearly wets himself
73 mins : Riise blasts one from distance...hits the hoardings
75 mins : Substitution: Ryan Babel for Sebastian Leto: Leto has done well on his Reds debut - showed some nice touches first half
74 mins : George Sefton makes a blooper...says Yossi has come off. Oh well, he's not been doing it long!
77 mins : Substitution: Fabinho for Achille Emana:
78 mins : Alvaro beaten down our right but the cross comes to nothing
78 mins : Yossi has the ball on a piece of string...The Kop was willing him to shoot but he lays it to Dirk - who's crowded out of it
80 mins : Crouchinho chests...he keeps it up...he volleys over. Unlucky son
82 mins : Substitution: Moussa Sissoko for Jeremy Mathieu:
82 mins : SUBSTITUTION: Finnan on, Agger off
84 mins : Babel turns...his shot goes sailing over
85 mins : Dirk down the right....no one's making the run into the box
86 mins : They're going to have to change that 'best midfield in the world' song if Lucas becomes a regular
87 mins : GOAL! Dirk Kuyt: Kuyt fires home from eight yards after neat one-two with Babel.
90 mins : A stirring rendition of YNWA is echoing round Anfield
90 mins : GOAL! Dirk Kuyt:
20:56 GMT : Match Over
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Official Match Analysis
Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light. Here's the pick of the post-match reaction.
This was always going to be a tough game for Liverpool, but I thought they looked the real deal. We've seen three very good performances from them now. They look very solid at the back, and going forward they could have scored a lot more on Saturday. I was impressed with Voronin, and I was impressed with Torres' general play. He could be sitting on top of the scoring charts.
Saturday underlined the strength in depth at Liverpool these days. To be able to bring in a midfielder like Momo Sissoko to replace Steven Gerrard is very encouraging. Okay, he struggled a bit after those horrific eye and shoulder injuries - who wouldn't? But he's back to his best now and his performance illustrated why Rafa rates him so highly. He does the things any manager would want: he never gives up, doesn't hide and has so much energy. He doesn't give the opposition a minute. I'm glad I can say I was there when he scored his first Liverpool goal. Another display of note was that of Andriy Voronin. He would have had a hat-trick if it wasn't for Craig Gordon. We're creating so many chances this year but seem to be coming up against some inspired goalkeepers.
LFC.TV commentator Steve Hunter
This victory underlines how much better Liverpool are this season. They lost points at places like Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bolton last year - they seem much better equipped for this campaign. Once Torres really gets going he can be absolutely outstanding for Liverpool. I also like the look of Voronin, who is much better than a free transfer. He could be a real bargain signing by Rafa.
Tim Rich, The Daily Telegraph
This game and result are a clear statement of intent. Winning when we were disrupted by the unavailable Gerrard and injuries to Hyypia and Carragher shows how far we have come. A slightly sharper Torres or a less inspired Gordon in goal for Sunderland would have resulted in a much more comfortable win. Arbeloa is proving to be very dependable in whatever position he is asked to play. He plays with a smile on his face and the enthusiasm of a schoolkid having a kickabout with his mates - it is good to see. Momo's first of many? I hope so.
Whonose, LFC.TV message boards
Momo Sissoko did a passable impression of missing skipper Steven Gerrard as Liverpool brutally exposed the Premiership limitations of Roy Keane's Sunderland. The Mali midfield star ghosted into space in true Gerrard style in the 37th minute to blast an unstoppable 25-yard opener past keeper Craig Gordon for his first-ever goal in club football - and the 7,000th of Liverpool's league history. But classy Liverpool passed over a raft of chances before impressive Ukrainian international striker Andriy Voronin wrapped up a comfortable second away win of the season with a well-taken goal four minutes from time. And had it not been for the brilliance of Black Cats record buy Gordon, it would have been embarrassing. The acrobatic keeper used every part of his body to restrict Liverpool to just two. He made two outstanding saves to deny Voronin and also pulled off some great stops to thwart Fernando Torres. The Sunday Mirror
If ever there was a 2-0 hammering, this was it. That it took 88 minutes for the visitors to seal victory bordered on the unbelievable, Andriy Voronin cutting in to beat Craig Gordon, the outstanding Sunderland goalkeeper who denied the Ukrainian a hat-trick, from 10 yards after a flowing move involving Ryan Babel, Jermaine Pennant and Fernando Torres. The result had been in little doubt from the moment Momo Sissoko opened the scoring on 37 minutes, with his club's 7,000th league goal. As with most of Liverpool's good work, Voronin was involved, knocking-back for Sissoko after Xabi Alonso's searching ball. The Independent
The opposition manager
They've got a great chance to win the league this year, and we saw that with the strength in depth they showed today. I can't have too many complaints really. It just wasn't our day - though it's always going to be tough against a team like Liverpool. Sometimes you've got to take your medicine, accept defeat - our players will learn from this. Roy Keane
It was special for Momo to score our 7,000th goal - he's now in the record books. I thought Torres, Voronin, Pennant and Babel caused their defence a lot of problems. We created a lot of chances and we could have finished off the game a lot earlier. It's not good for my heart seeing us miss chances. But you need to analyse Torres' running behind the defenders, his running between the lines. Sometimes you don't score, but if you create problems for defenders, it's good for the team. Rafa Benitez
The Liverpool player
It's been a long time coming - I'm in my third year here! I was very surprised to score but I want to go on and score many goals for Liverpool. We played well today but there's no need to talk about the title at this stage of the season - we just need to keep winning games. Momo Sissoko
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Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. Liverpool have won the most English League titles with eighteen, their most recent success coming in 1990. Liverpool have won five European Cups, which is an English record. Only A.C. Milan and Real Madrid have won Europe's premier club competition more times. They have also had success in the other cup competitions. Liverpool are a founding member of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs.
Liverpool have played at Anfield since they were founded in 1892. However, plans have been formed to start work on a new 60,000 all-seater stadium (possibly raising to 80,000 depending on planning permission) in the summer of 2010 near Stanley Park, funded by the club's new American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.
The club's fans have been involved in two major tragedies. At the Heysel Stadium thirty-nine Juventus F.C. fans died when a wall collapsed after crowd trouble in the 1985 European Cup Final, and at Hillsborough in 1989 where ninety-six Liverpool fans lost their lives due to overcrowding.